Heres the problem in a nutshell, sorry I have to be fast, I'm trying to sort it out myself to no avail. I was rendering a video in Final Cut Express. It froze. I hard-reset my PowerBook. HDD is not recognised (no worries, this happened to me before), so I open up Disk Utility. There they were! Greyed out. I run repair on them, only it takes hours. literally I go for a jog over the hills, I have a shower, I play some DS. Nothing. It's stuck in some sort of ping-pong motion with; -Disk Utility sees both partitions of the drive OR -Disk Utility sees nothing OR -One partition is mounted, one isn't OR -Both partitions are mounted. It's very very confusing. Only they've vanished again. I can't see them now Any ideas? this is pretty mad! Also, why would FCE crash on me? Could I have too many effects on 1 clip? EDIT: different things happen when it's plugged in with either Firewire or USB too. USB sees the drives better, Firewire is nothing but problematic right now.